Thank you for your response.I have, indeed, researched him.
Isselstyne & Aaltjie Blaaw, daughter of Jon Blaaw and wife Margaret, by consensus of most Compton researchers, had the following children:
Elizabeth ca. 1725 Henry ca. 1727 William ca. 1729 John ca. 1730 Azariah ca. 1740 Ezekiel ca. 1742 Abraham ca. 1747 Jacob b. 1760??
My elusive William Compton died 1821 in Columbia Township of Lawrence County, Arkansas Territory. I can place him there in 1810. This was in extreme NE Arkansas, Randolph County as we know it today.
The above John Compton m. Margaret Raemer had a son William b. 1767 who married Elizabeth Garlick +/- 1785. . .but Comptonology insists he died November 8, 1816. . .but WHERE? If anyone knows the location, please let me know.
I believe he is the one who did not claim his Rev. War land grant in Russell County, VA. He was a young soldier. . .not happy at home, I guess, after his mother Margaret married William Aston. Others of this Compton family were already in KY or headed to KY in the late 1780's.
Except for the death date issue, he would have fit nicely. I do believe this William, b. 1767 is VERY likely the same one whose signature appears on the French Broad citizens petition to the government of North Carolina in 1789. These folks appear to have been the former citizens of the failed State of Franklin in extreme eastern Tennessee.
John and Margaret Raemer also had a son Richard b. +/- 1765 who married Elizabeth Cummins, October 18, 1791, Madison County, KY exactly where I am turning over rocks along the Kentucky River. It appears Richard was in Kentucky in 1788.
I also have this mysterious Zachariah Compton who died 1804 along the Kentucky River.The Maryland Comptons in Kentucky seem not to claim him. . . perhaps he has New Jersey roots?Is it really Azariah b. +/- 1740 or could he be a Zachariah?
I appreciate your thoughts, Brett.
Maggie Robinson William & Elizabeth Robinson Family Assn. Houston, Texas